What is a Paternity Case?
In some cases, the paternity of a child comes into question. Since parents are financially responsible for the welfare of their child, it is important to verify the paternity, if that is an issue. Paternity affects all aspects of a person’s life including financial obligations and visitation rights. Due to the seriousness and long-term consequences of these legal issues, it is imperative to have a qualified Colorado paternity lawyer working on your behalf.
Before a court can determine what parenting time, decision-making, and child support should be, there needs to be proof of paternity. Sometimes it is the Mother who requests a paternity test, but sometimes it is the alleged father or the court itself who requests one. Once paternity is established, either through admission or actual testing, the case can proceed like a typical custody case where the best interests of the child will be addressed and a plan to meet those best interests will be put in place.